According to officials, big swarms of locusts yesterday invaded Seseti village on Ngenge hills in Ngenge Sub County at about 4:00pm before relocating to Kacharasi and Hatari at the border of Bunambutye, Bwikhonge and Nabongo Sub Counties in Bulambuli district.
For the last three days, more than 100 residents, participated in the road repair and unblocking the drainage. Michael Woniala, a resident of Kamu said that they decided as a community to repair the road after district officials failed to help them.
Residents say some of the water flows from the stone quarrying sites belonging to Kampala and Tororo cement factories and ditches that were left open after the excavation of murrum. Some of the ditches that were used as far as 1998 have now turned into man made lakes covering over 10 acres of land.
John Wanade, the Bulambuli District Commercial Officer, says although the military detach at Kata bordering Bunambutye and Kapchorwa district has helped to curtail the thefts, they need a permanent solution.
Akol says Vaccination with attenuated virus in time offers control to the Lumpy Skin disease. He however, says that although the district is trying to overcome the problem, they still face a challenge of low response from the farmers.
Reverend Father Daniel Ochom, the Farm Director Mbale College, says he has virtually lost most of the crops on the more than 85 acre of piece of land of the school farm. 80 percent of the crops on the school farm located in Gangama in Northern Division of Mbale municipality have withered.
In his petition to President Yoweri Museveni dated May 26 2013, Wamoto claims that he has received several death threats from those he calls land grabbers who he says are angry with his position on the disputed land in Bunambutye and Bwikhonge sub counties in Bulambuli district.
The centre has teamed up with the National Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS and National Agricultural Research Organisation â€“ NARO to help rejuvenate coffee production in Bugisu, Busoga, Bukedi and Sebei sub regions of eastern Uganda.
Paul Kimat the LC3 Chairperson for Bihonge Sub-county says the ministry of internal affairs recently instructed the local authority in the area to suspend all land transactions in the area until the wrangles are resolved.